It’s been 12 years since Carrie Bradshaw and her friends last captivated TV viewers on HBO’s “Sex and the City.”
With two feature films based on the series and the show continually running in reruns, it’s like they never left. But they did. And now Sarah Jessica Parker is back on HBO with a new series, “Divorce.”
Because of the popularity of “Sex and the City,” SJP will always be linked with her character of Carrie Bradshaw, so creating a new character that viewers would embrace on a weekly basis was a bit of a challenge. “I don’t think that we actually talked a lot about trying to make her different. I think this story is different. I was always interested in the story of marriage. That’s how this sort of all started. And by virtue of just that interest alone, it was automatically different.”
When asked how she felt returning to a weekly series after having done several films since the end of her hit show, SJP explained, “I think it’s not unlike other things that you spent a lot of time doing that you’ve enjoyed. I think it’s like a muscle, slightly atrophied, and you sort of have to remind it, like, of the routine and I think that the day-to-day, actually, was really familiar.” There was a rhythm to her old series and a comfort being in her character after all those years.
Parker is happy with her cast and crew and said she is settling into the routine of a television series once again. Besides the two “Sex and the City” feature films (2008 and 2010), SJP has starred in other films, including “Did You Hear about the Morgans?” in 2009, “Smart People” in 2008, “New Year’s Eve” in 2011, “The Family Stone” in 2005, “Failure to Launch” in 2006, and others. She has kept busy acting and being one of today’s fashion icons.
If you want to see SJP in her earlier years, check out the TV series “Square Pegs” (1982-1983), the film “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” (1995), and a fun and interesting film “Somewhere Tomorrow” (1983).
“Divorce” shows the actress in a more mature role facing midlife and focusing on what she wants for the rest of her life. Is she just having a midlife crisis or does she really want a big change?
“Divorce” premieres October 9th on HBO.